Why Your Family Should Watch TV Like Your Parents Used To (Plus FREE DVD/Blu-Ray)

Why Your Family Should Watch TV Like Your Parents Used To | JackieBledsoe.com - Lead and Love The Ones Who Matter Most

Back in the day, most families had one TV set, and they all gathered in front of it to watch their favorite shows. Today, families not only have multiple TVs, but many other screens they can all watch, alone. TV watching used to bring families together, now it seems to be divisive.« Continue »

A Dad’s Dream Come True: To Be Your Kids’ Hero

A Dad's Dream: To Be Your Kids' Hero | JackieBledsoe.com - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

When I was growing up you couldn’t see the paint on my walls in my bedroom. Every inch of my walls were covered with posters, pictures from magazines, and even pictures from newspapers. I loved sports and you could tell the minute you stepped foot in my room.« Continue »

I’m a Daddy! [VIDEO] (Inspired by Pharrell’s “Happy”)

Someone shared this video with me today, and it provided my feel good moment of the day. So, I thought I’d pass it on. I have nothing to add to the video other than saying…

I’m a Daddy!

Would you say one of the best gifts you’ve ever received is the opportunity to be a daddy? If so, please tell me in the comments section, followed by the words, “I’m a Daddy!”« Continue »

The 3 Step Plan to G.E.T. Better as a Husband and Father

The 3-Step Plan to G.E.T. Better as a Husband and Father | JackieBledsoe.com - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

On my wedding day I was given the advice, “be a man for your family.” To a 26-year-old man who was entering marriage already with a child, it sounded like profound advice. I thought, “this is what it takes, I have to be a man for my family.”

If I could just be that man for my family, then things would go well, and I’d be doing what I was suppose to be doing. But over time when life, marriage, parenting, and family become more real, I realized I had no clue.« Continue »

Why Family Movie Night Should Be a Staple and How to Make it Happen

Why Family Movie Night Should Be a Staple and How to Make it Happen | JackieBledsoe.com - Love and Lead the Ones Who Matter Most

I’m not a big fan of TV, and because of this our family functions a little different than most. First, we have one TV in our house. That’s right, one for a family of five. My wife wants to add another, but as of right now I think we are fine. Second, we do not have cable TV.

While this is not that big of a deal today, it used to be several years ago. We might be one of the pioneers in this because we’ve probably been without cable TV at least seven years. I have no plans on going back to cable, but our family does enjoy having a weekly Family Movie Night.« Continue »

How to Become a Championship Level Dad

March DADness: Preparing Dads to Make a Championship Run in Fatherhood by Jackie Bledsoe | JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

This time of year all the sports cliche’s and phrases come out. Phrases like…

  • “championship level”
  • “clutch performer”
  • “Cinderella”

That’s because it’s March Madness time! The month of March has become a basketball lover’s dream. Almost like it was created for them. During March you get to watch college basketball’s best teams start their runs to what they hope will end in a championship.« Continue »

One Super Simple Way to Guarantee Consistent Quality Time in Your Marriage

One Great Way to Guarantee Consistent Quality Time in Your Marriage | JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

Have you ever gone in your bedroom with your spouse, locked the door behind you, and ignored your kids? My wife and I have, and we plan to do it more often. In fact, we believe doing so consistently is going to improve our marriage.« Continue »

5 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

5 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage | JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

When I was in real estate I remember some of the people we worked with saying “homes aren’t built like they used to.”  At one point new homes and new neighborhoods seemed to pop up over night. The homes and subdivisions all looked great, but what many of our contractors discovered was they weren’t built as well as homes built years ago.« Continue »

How to Bless Your Wife and Kids with This One Action

How to Bless Your Wife and Kids with This One Action | JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

I recently made the decision to turn all the notifications off on my cell phone. I just reached the point where I was overwhelmed. No matter what time of day, no matter what I was doing, and no matter where I was I just kept getting interrupted.

Notifications distracted me from everything — from work, from my family, and even from myself. I learned that removing them is a great way to bless your wife and kids.« Continue »

That Unique Quality Great Family Leaders Have

That Unique Quality Great Family Leaders Have - JackieBledsoe.com Growing Family Leaders

This is a post I wrote for the CoachUp blog about that “unique quality which separates great coaches from good coaches.” I wrote the post after attending an event featuring Tony Dungy and several of his former players. The same quality Coach Dungy has is also the same quality great family leaders have.
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